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Share your favourite religious quote

  1. Haunty profile image85
    Hauntyposted 5 years ago

    If you are religious is there a favourite inspirational quote that is always stuck in your mind? Something that helps you through rough times or just brings you closer to your god?

    It can be from any religion, the Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (correct spelling) included.

    Sometimes it appears to me that God does not really care about us. He is so distant, preoccupied with the grander schemes of the universe and cannot be bothered to listen to our mortal prayers, not to mention answering them. But then I'm reminded of my favourite quote and it brings renewed hope.

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      stoneyyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Something must first exist to do/think anything.  Secondly, I find it to be extremely hubris that anyone to consider them self to have any 'relationship' with 'God.' As if any thing which exists for not even a 'eye blink of time' matters.

      The xian superstition indicates all events in time were set when deity ejaculated the universe into being.  Thus your deity cannot do anything other than set via the 'Divine Plan'.

      As for any Babble Verses.  I'd put more stock in a Superhero comic book.  They're internally coherent and at least make contact with reality.  The fictional characters have morality and lead by example.

      There are a few Babble Verses which are somewhat illustrative of the xian daemon deity.

      Don't forget to give thanks for each negative thing which happens to you.
      Please don't attempt the silly pious lie about 'context'.  All verses are in context.

      Verses 34-36 demonstrate how much 'Jesus/God' 'loves you. 

      Verse 31isn't any comfort.  How valuable are many sparrows/plankton/amoebas/bacteria to you?

      Verses 37 and 38 demonstrate Christian Family Values as well as the 'humbleness' of Jesus (Pride is a Sin-unless its Jesus.  Then everything is good).

      Verse 39 is nothing more than tripping insanity  (Again, Jesus gets a pass and the drivel is somehow 'profound').

      Verse 4 shows Jesus/God didn't honor his mother as the 'Commandments' command.  There's that righteous hypocrisy again.

      Of all the tribes of the children of Israel-that is to say; Jews.

      Verse 4 indicates only virgins need not apply as they "were not defiled with women."  What's interesting is it doesn't say homosexuals, lesbians, or paedophiles *aren't* exempted.

      So much for the 'Commandment' against 'bearing false witness.'  But then, anything Jesus/God does is good. Lying and hypocrisy are righteous.

      The brave folks noted and (as scripted) spoke about Jesus/God's hypocrisy and breaking of the 'Commandments'.

      The Babble's complete and total insane drivel from first word to last.  Don't blame me.  I didn't write the sickening stone, and bronze age, snuff fantasy.

  2. Stories Inc. profile image75
    Stories Inc.posted 5 years ago

    Well, I don't know if this counts, but I always liked something (well, many things, but this as well) by Voltaire:

    on his deathbed, the priest present asked Voltaire to renounce the devil, to which Voltaire replied something along the lines of
    "mon père, this is not the time to be making new enemies."

    Isn't that brilliant? I hope I'm so quick-witted when I die, almost makes the whole thing less bad when you go in style...

    1. Haunty profile image85
      Hauntyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Voltaire is fun, except that he knew no god. smile

      1. Stories Inc. profile image75
        Stories Inc.posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, anybody saying "I disagree with would you say but would defend your right to say it with my life" has GOT to be on to something.

  3. goldenpath profile image80
    goldenpathposted 5 years ago

    "Teaching behavior will not change behavior.  True doctrine, understood, will change behavior."

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      stoneyyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And you can objectively determine 'true' doctrine from false and 'properly understood' how?

  4. Paraglider profile image90
    Paragliderposted 5 years ago

    Gladly my cross-eyed bear

    1. Paraglider profile image90
      Paragliderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      but for a real one:

      "to look, with equal non-attachment, at a piece of gold, a stone or a piece of dirt" - bhagavad gita

      1. Haunty profile image85
        Hauntyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        "The essence of balance is detachment. To embrace a cause, to grow fond or
        spiteful, is to lose one's balance, after which, no action can be trusted."

        / Thief - The Metal Age

        I knew this before I knew the Gíta and thought it had the grain of the truth. smile

  5. tritrain profile image77
    tritrainposted 5 years ago

    "Love thy neighbor" or the Golden Rule.

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      stoneyyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      "Love thy neighbor" missionary position, doggy style and/or other?

      S/he who has the gold makes the rules.

      The Golden Rule is fatally flawed.  It states that if a person is into, for example, B&D, then they should treat others in the same manner.

      The Silver Rule is better.  IIRC, it says something like; Don't do to others that which you wouldn't want done to you.

      I see a subtle but important difference.


  6. getitrite profile image81
    getitriteposted 5 years ago

    Eccl 10:19~~A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes life merry, but money is the answer for everything. (NIV)

  7. Aficionada profile image92
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    Isaiah 55:8-9

    "For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
    Neither are your ways My ways," declares the Lord.
    "For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    So are My ways higher than your ways,
    And My thoughts than your thoughts."

    [Comment - as to how this (above) brings me closer to my God, when it seems to confirm the notion of God as being distant and not to be bothered: it is because it is so humbling to me and at the same time so uplifting that God would make the choice to communicate with humankind.]

    and (similar to Haunty's original beautiful post)

    James 4:8:

    "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."

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      just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That was beautiful.

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      stoneyyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You're welcome to your view.  Every variant of superstition makes the same claim.  Myriad adherents claim 'deity' speaks to them.  "Holy Tomes" contain contradictory instructions, multitudes of errors, massive stupidities and inequities along with terminal ignorance and empty threats.

      The Bible is worthless-other than as a window into stone and bronze age societies.

      One is much better off, ethically and otherwise, consulting a Superman[tm], Supergirl[tm] comic as it is much closer to objective reality.

      The xian god is stuck in the 'terrible two's' and a five year old child has vastly superior intellectual capacities and skills.

      "Numbers 31:15-19 (King James Version)

      15And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?

      16Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

      17Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

      18But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

      19And do ye abide without the camp seven days: whosoever hath killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day."

      So not only have virgin females seen their parents and siblings slaughtered they're free to be raped over and over and over and over again.

      Then there's;

      "Psalm 137 (King James Version)
      7Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

      8O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

      9Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones."

      Verse 9 is the key here.  I don't know anyone who would be happy about splattering their son or daughter's brains out against stones. However, God's instructions are clear.

      Nothing moral in any of the referenced verses and there are multitudes of others just as depraved.

  8. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago

    I Am.

  9. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine

    1. Haunty profile image85
      Hauntyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Somehow I'm not very surprised that you would quote the Song of Songs. lol

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    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    Share your favourite religious quote

    The first and oft repeated verse of Quran:

    [1:1] In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

    http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … r.php?ch=1

    1. Druid Dude profile image59
      Druid Dudeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      "You are all gods." Jesus of Nazareth, circa 32 A.D. give or take four years.

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      paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This short verse tells us that everything in the Universe started by His mercy and grace with His words "to be" and everything started evolving as per His design.

  11. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 5 years ago

    Mark {8:33} But when he had turned about and looked on his
    disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me,
    Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but
    the things that be of men.

  12. Haunty profile image85
    Hauntyposted 5 years ago

    @ stoneyy

    Given that we all live our lives in pursuit of happiness, the only difference between atheists and believers is that the former reason happiness is achieved by perfection of the intellect while the latter believe it's found in closeness to God. smile